Tropical storm Humberto to bring heavy rains to Texas

Tropical storm Humberto has been upgraded to hurricane status, and carries maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (128 kph) as it heads for the coast of southeastern Texas, the U.S. National Hurricance Center reported on Thursday.

It is expected to bring more rain and possibly flooding to a state coming off one of the wettest summers in more than 50 years. Forecasters warned residents along a 354-kilometre stretch of coastline extending into southwestern Louisiana to brace for the storm.